Whoda thunk it?


"Multiple world champion Oscar De La Hoya registered a unanimous decision victory over
fellow American Steve Forbes in a non-title bout on Saturday."



9 thoughts on “Whoda thunk it?

  1. The inevitable Python comparison …
    Voice Over: ‘Boxing Tonight’ comes from the Empire Pool, Wembley and features the main heavyweight bout between Jack Bodell, British and Empire Heavyweight Champion. (cheers; shot of Bodell in his corner with two seconds) and Sir Kenneth Clark …
    Shot of Clark’s corner; he is in a dressing-gown with ‘Sir Kenneth Clark’ on the back; both take off their dressing-gowns as referee calls them together; Sir Kenneth is wearing a tweed suit underneath)
    Voice Over: It’s the first time these two have met so there should be some real action tonight…
    The bell goes. Crowd noise. Sir Kenneth wanders around as in ‘Civilization’.
    Sir Kenneth: This then is the height of the English Renaissance, the triumph of Classical over Gothic … the …
    Bodell swings a left and knocks Sir Kenneth down.
    Voice Over: He’s down! Sir Kenneth Clark is down in eight seconds. But he’s up again. He’s up at six…
    Sir Kenneth: The almost ordered facades of Palladio’s villas reflects the…
    Boddell knocks him down again.
    Voice Over: And he’s down again, and I don’t think he’s going to get up this time. (referee counts Sir Kenneth Clark out and holds up Bodell’s hand) No, Jack Bodell has defeated Sir Kenneth Clark in the very first round here tonight and so this big Lincolnshire heavyweight becomes the new Oxford Professor of Fine Art.

  2. @ John Lynch
    An raibh tusa ag féachaint ar “Bosco” nuair a bhí tú óg? Bhí Dara O’ Briain an-ghreannmhar nuair a bhí sé ag caint faoi “Bosco” ar an “Panel”

    Rinne Dara Ó’Briain Mata nuair a bhí se ag freastal an t-ollscoil “UCD”, chreid é no ná chreid! Agus bhí an “Rose of Tralee”, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, ag dhearna Mata sa “UCD” freisin! Deir an rud sin le na daoine as na Stáit Aontaithe agus ní bheadh siad é a chreidiúnt!

  3. Oh, um, er, ahh … pogue mahoney?
    You Irish have different word for everything!

  4. Come to think of it, it should be “Inis an rud sin do na daoine as na Stáit Aontaithe…” as well.
    Oy, it’s been a while…

  5. Is é sin an nios mo Gaeilge a chula me i fiche blian!
    yes, it’s been a long time. (so apologies for the bastardization)
    And as for Bosco …. !!

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